Handkerchief Rosette How-To!
For everyone who wanted to know how to make the handkerchief "rosettes" from this post!
when I shot this photo, I was in a terrible hurry (story of my life), so I just scrunched them together and pinned them to the shirt.
I know! I'm a big cheater!!
But now that I have a little more time, I'll give you the real way I had in mind to do it! :o)
1: Cut a square out of the middle of the handkerchief, leaving about 2 inches on the outside.
2: Then cut 1" triangles in the corners:
3: Sew a gathering stitch all the way around the edge of the inside.
4: Pull the bottom strings to gather all the way up:
5: Hold the gathered seams together, so that the bottom is flat.
6: Glue a 1.5" circle of felt or fleece onto the bottom, and then glue a flat-backed safety pin to the circle!
Or you could glue it to a hair clip, or headband!
Use them to tie back curtains...
Or simply make them to share with a friend :o)
The reason I clip the triangles in the corners is so that the corners won't stick way out when you gather it up. It's much more pretty and even this way!
....But if you just want to scrunch it up and pin it to your shirt, I won't tell anyone :o)